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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... as voters travel to nearly a million polling stations. In 2009, officials walked for four days through snow to deliver voting machines in the Himalayas, while yaks, camels and even elephants were ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, by Sam Miller

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... travels to India from China in the 7th century, and later appears in the 16th-century novel Journey to the West by Wu Ch'eng En, one of the "Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian guru declared dead and kept in freezer for six weeks is 'just meditating', say followers

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:09pm

    ... said scores of spiritual leaders throughout history have travelled to the Himalayas for months of samadhi in freezing temperatures before returning to life. Another spokesman, who heads ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    US ambassador to India Nancy Powell meets potential PM Narendra Modi

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... minister, Modi would be highly unlikely to have problems with travel to the US, which generally allows visits by leaders of friendly countries. A US congressional aide said this week that a meeting ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Two men arrested in New Delhi over alleged gang-rape of Danish tourist

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... allegedly assaulted and then robbed the woman, who was travelling alone and had been in New Delhi since Monday after visiting the Taj Mahal, police and a receptionist at her hotel said. "Two ... hotel, said she had appeared calm when she returned at about 8.30pm, but then confided in a fellow traveller. "She first came to me at the reception desk and told me that she needed 200 ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian minister Shashi Tharoor urges swift inquiry into wife’s death

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... after he scatters his wife’s ashes on Monday, Kumar said. Tharoor will travel to the holy town of Haridwar for the ceremony after her body was cremated according to Hindu rites on Saturday ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rahul Gandhi faces battle in keeping family dynasty in power in India

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters

    ... In a symbolic move last week, Gandhi ditched the party corporate jet and travelled on a campaign tour by a budget airline. At the airport, barely 20 people greeted him, in line with his instructions, ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    26 dead as fire sweeps through sleeper car

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... of long-distance travel in the huge country despite fierce competition from private airlines. The coach caught fire in the pre-dawn hours as it travelled from Bangalore to Nanded, 300 kilometres from ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian jailed for life for knife-point rape of Spanish woman in Mumbai

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... twice while threatening her with a knife. The victim- who had travelled to India to learn classical music- left for Germany after the attack but testified about her ordeal via video link. She ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Ghost stories find fertile ground in Indian city of Calcutta

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:45am by NYT

    ... that 70 per cent of Bengalis believe in ghosts. The city's spirits like to stay in one place, he said, such as old buildings or trees. "Most don't travel," Gupta opined, ...




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